4. AUTOMATIC OPERATION
In the MDI mode, a program consisting of up to 10 lines can be created in
the same format as normal programs and executed from the MDI panel.
MDI operation is used for simple test operations.
The following procedure is given as an example. For actual operation,
refer to the manual supplied by the machine tool builder.
Procedure for MDI Operation
1 Press the MDI mode selection switch.
For the Power Mate i–D2, select the tool post for which a program is
to be created with the tool post selection switch. Create a separate
program for each tool post.
2 Press the
function key on the CRT/MDI panel to select the
program screen. The following screen appears:
* * * * * * * * * *
G00 G90 G94 G80
G17 G22 G21 G49 G67
Program number O0000 is entered automatically.
PRGRM MDI CURRNT NEXT (OPRT)
3 Prepare a program to be executed by an operation similar to normal
program editing. M99 specified in the last block can return control to
the beginning of the program after operation ends. Word insertion,
modification, deletion, word search, address search, and program
search are available for programs created in the MDI mode. For
program editing, see V–9.
4 To entirely erase a program created in MDI mode,use one of the
a. Enter address
, then press the
key on the MDI panel.
b. Alternatively, press the
key. In this case, set bit 7 of
parameter MCL (No.3203) to 1 in advance.
5 To execute a program, set the cursor on the head of the program. (Start
from an intermediate point is possible.) Push Cycle Start button on the
operator’s panel. By this action, the prepared program will start. (When
using the Power Mate i–D2, select a desired path for operation with
the path selection switch on the machine operator’s panel or MDI